John is a civil litigator and trial lawyer. He specializes in business and commercial litigation, including breach of contract, non-competition agreements, and employment matters. John also specializes in insurance and retail defense litigation, and has handled hundreds of personal injury and construction defect cases successfully in Oregon and Washington.
John has substantial experience defending some of the largest retail and restaurant chains in the world in all types of matters, from multiple-million dollar catastrophic injury cases to simple slip and fall soft tissue cases. John’s clients rely on him to defend their interests all across the Northwest.
John was born and raised in Portland and went to Lewis & Clark College for his undergraduate and law degrees. He was ranked #1 in his class in 2001-2003, earning the prestigious West Group Award for outstanding scholastic achievement.
Being from the Northwest has enabled John to develop a deep connection with the community. His clients include a host of local small and medium size businesses, including construction companies, restaurants, medical providers, real estate professionals, property owners and managers, nurseries, and family owned businesses.
John also represents some of the largest companies in the world, including:
Best Buy, Inc.
JC Penny, Inc.
Rite Aid, Inc.
Thrifty Payless, Inc.
Dicks Sporting Goods, Inc.
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Dean's Fellowship for Excellence||Lewis & Clark College Northwestern School of Law||2004|
|West Group Award for Outstanding Scholastic Achievement||Lewis & Clark College Northwestern School of Law||2003|
|Dean's Fellowship for Excellence||Lewis & Clark College Northwestern School of Law||2003|
|Dean's Fellowship for Excellence||Lewis & Clark College Northwestern School of Law||2002|
|Dean's Fellowship for Excellence||Lewis & Clark College Northwestern School of Law||2001|
|Partner||Chock Barhoum||2013 - Present|
|Partner||Dunn, Carney, Allen, Higgins & Tongues||2005 - 2013|
|Associate||Lane Powell PC||2004 - 2006|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Oregon State Bar||Member||2004 - Present|
|Multnomah Bar Association||Member||2004 - Present|
|American Bar Association||Member||2004 - Present|
|Oregon Association of Defense Counsel||Member||N/A|
|Tort Law Desk Reference||Co-Author, Oregon Chapter||2005|
|Lewis & Clark College Northwestern School of Law||JD, cum laude||2004|
|Lewis & Clark College||BA - Bachelor of Arts||2001|
|Amica Claims Office||Insurance Bad Faith||2016|
|McDonalds Event||Oregon and Washington Tort Law||2013|
|Allstate Claims Office CLE||Oregon Tort Law||2013|
|Construction/Personal Injury||We obtained a terrifc verict after two weeks in trial.|
|Slp and Fall||Defenser verdict at trial|
|Wrongful Death||Substantial settlement for my client.|
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